I am an avid eclectic reader.
This is my first Star Wars book and also the first time I had heard Marc Thompson narrate a book. I was impressed with this reading of the book. This book also has sound effects. The book kept me interested with good story line and lots of action. I could visualize the characters better because I had seen the movies. The book ended with a to be continued.
Terrific story, generally well narrated. The sound effects and background music were extremely distracting and took away from the story.
I like my horror, techno-thrillers, and science fiction. Which is why Jurassic Park and The Lost World are 2 of my favorite books ever!
This was the very first audiobook I ever listened to. That is, the abridged cassettes read by Denis "Wedge Antilles" Lawson, a long time ago, a couple states away. Now, finally, a perfect audiobook experience is available in this unabridged version of Heir to the Empire. This story was great when I read it back in high school, and is even better now! I always considered Timothy Zahn's trilogy to be Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, although they aren't officially recognized as such.
The sound effects were distracting at first, because I don't hear many effects in other audiobooks, but considering the sounds and music are from Star Wars ( tattooed on my brain since childhood), I found them to actually enhance the story. This is my first listen to Marc Thompson ever, and it's no wonder why he does all the Star Wars narrations. Perfection! This is quite possibly the best audiobook I have ever heard. Bring on Dark Force Rising and The Last Command! The Force is most definitely with us...
This is one well put together novel. The story line is well thought out and has plenty of twists to keep your mind working.
I'm yo' huckleberry. And that's just my game!
And the series seems fun so far! I can't wait to hear more soon. The story and characters are amazing to follow after Return of the Jedi
I really believe that this trilogy should belong in the official canon. It enhances the Star Wars history and GA Thrawn is definitely an equal to Vader and the Emperor. Marc Thompson will ruin other narrators for you. Easily one of the best audiobooks I've purchased, in my opinion.
part time gourmet, full time nerd
I have that kind of autism that is very sensitive to repetitive noises. It makes me want to gauge out my eardrums. So I found the sound effects in this production very distracting.
Granted, I LOVED the Imperial March and the lightsaber sounds. It's the constant background noises that stopped me from enjoying the story. There are constant beeps and chirps to make ambiance and it drove me NUTS.
If you don't mind noises that take away from the narrators voice, I highly recommend this audiobook.
Zahn is the best when it ones to Star Wars books, and his Thrawn trilogy is the best example. The narrator does a stellar job, and the addition of musical and send effect elements gives this an almost radio play feel that I absolutely adore.